Surgical Anatomy and Technique 5th edition
The 5th edition of my book is just out.
I would like to thank the contributing authors from Piedmont Hospital, Northside Hospital and Emory University.
STEM CELLS: snake oil or a valid therapy?
While researching for the Fifth edition of my book Surgical Anatomy and Technique to be published by Springer and which I hope will be out this fall I came across this paper on stem cell therapy for abdominal wall reconstruction. Further review of the literature was scant regarding this particular application for stem cells. The orthopedists have seen good anecdotal results using the patient’s own stem cells. Further review of some of the literature shows that there is decreased ruptured of tendons and ligaments that had been treated with stem cells and repaired. What is out there does suggest that using the patient’s own stem cells may help decrease recurrences for large complex abdominal wall hernias. This treatment is not for everyone. It is intended for larger recurrent hernias requiring abdominal wall reconstruction.
Most recent publication In Mastery of Surgery
This is one of five chapters in this book that I co-authored. Very proud to have been asked to contribute to this most prestigious text.
Finishing the 5th edition of Surgical Anatomy and Technique, published by Springer
All of the chapters have been received by the editor and hopefully we should see the 5th edition later this year